May 27, 2015 11:31 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Nice to finally see some thunderstorms moving through! I don't know about you, but I absolutely love thunderstorms! I love forecasting them, and watching their developing fury or weakening based on the environment they are approaching. Or I just love to watch the drama of them coming and going. I even have my kids enjoying tracking the storms with me on radar as we time out the first drops together. It is so fun. But the best part...is once it leaves...it is gone! No leftovers. No shoveling. No bad travel. Sure, Severe storms can come with plenty of trouble as well with damaging winds, tornadoes and flash floods, but that is usually in the extreme circumstance. Overall, I give thunderstorms a bug thumbs up...but that is just me.
Anyway, we will have another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. Partly sunny skies, warm SW winds with temperatures climbing back into the 80's by midday and dewpoints in the 60's. This environment will be favorable for a few more T'storms to form in during the afternoon. After some morning sun will warm the boundary layer, a cold front will approach during the midday-afternoon and provide the necessary lift to trigger a few more scattered showers and t'storms. Wednesday's threat zone was off in the North and West portion of New Hampshire. Thursday's threat zone will be the opposite with the best chance of a thunderstorm becoming strong or severe will be across Southern New Hampshire and towards the Seacoast between 12-4 PM in the afternoon.
Once this front pushes off the coast, skies will be clearing and dewpoints will fall during the evening. A weak backdoor front will push in Friday with a wind shift to the SE for a cool breeze at the coast which will keep temps near 70-72 at the beach. Bright sunshine across the interior with highs near 80. A beautiful day expected. Saturday will start off nice as well. High pressure pulling off the coast will wrap in warmer, more humid SW winds with highs climbing back into the 80's. Clouds will increase during the afternoon, making for a hazy muggy day. A strong cold front will approach for Saturday night. We could see a few scattered storms break off ahead of the front later Saturday afternoon. The strongest storms will move through Saturday night with the potential for some severe storms. The front will be slow to push through so showers may linger into Sunday morning. I expect Sunday afternoon to be dry with cloudy to partly sunny skies, but a cooler air mass will be settling in. Highs on Sunday will only be in the 60's to near 70.
Fair skies and comfortable air with temps in the 60's and Lwr 70's to start next week as high pressure will sit right over us. Something in this forecast for everyone with a mix of summer heat and storms, and then just that good ol' fashioned perfect day!
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